Tech Transfer Contacts

New Jersey

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Office of Technology Development
Judith A. Sheft, Assistant Vice President
Technology Development
349 East Building, University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone : 973-596-5825
Fax: 973- 596- 6056
The Mission of the Office of Technology Development is to promote and facilitate commercialization of university research results through technology licensing and sponsored research activities in a manner consistent with the teaching, public policy and economic development objectives of NJIT. Creating strong partnerships with industry is critical in successfully translating innovations to the marketplace.

Princeton University

Office of Technology Licensing and Intellectual Property
John F. Ritter, Director
PO Box 36, 4 New South Building, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-1570
Fax: 609-258-1159

The goal of the Office of Technology Licensing and Intellectual Property is to bring to the public benefit the technologies which have been developed at Princeton University.

Rutgers University

Office of Research Commercialization
S. David Kimball, PhD, Associate Vice President of Research Commercialization
33 Knightsbridge Road, 2nd Floor
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-4455
At the Office of Research Commercialization, we help our researchers solve real world problems and get products into the marketplace by protecting their innovations, fostering relationships with industry, licensing technologies and forming start-up companies.

Rowan University

Office of Technology Commercialization
Mina W. Zion, JD, Director
James Hall
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 856-256-5097
Fax: 856-256-4425
The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) is responsible for aligning new innovations to respond to commercially unmet market needs. OTC works closely with faculty and industry to bridge the gap between the lab and the market place by strategically managing and developing Rowan’s Intellectual Property Portfolio, increasing external awareness for Rowan innovations and educating faculty on the significance of developing commercially relevant research for licensing and start-up opportunities. Rowan University recognizes the significance of industry collaboration and the OTC is dedicated to developing industry partnerships.

Stevens Institute of Technology

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Christos Christodoulatos, PhD , Professor & Vice Provost of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Building: Nicoll Laboratory
Phone: 201-216-5675
Fax: 201-216-8303
The mission of the OIE is to cultivate, promote and manage an environment of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stevens. It is imperative for academic entrepreneurial activities to be initiated at the faculty level and be supported by the academic administration.


New York

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Offices of Biotechnology and Business Development
Richard Kosman, Director
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Room 908, Belfer Building
Bronx, NY 10461
Tel: 718.430.3357
Fax: 718.430.8938
The office of biotechnology serves as the technology transfer office of the college, facilitating the licensing of college technology to industry and research collaborations between industry and faculty. The office of business development serves to further enhance the value of the college’s research, clinical and intellectual property assets by proactively collaborating with the commercial, governmental, financial and entrepreneurial communities in novel initiatives.

Columbia University

Technology Ventures
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, VP of Intellectual Property & Tech Transfer
Medical Center
51 Audubon Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-5198
The Columbia Technology Tranfer Office core objective is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research to outside organizations for the benefit of society on a local, national and global basis.

Mt Sinai School of Medicine

Mt. Sinai Innovation Partners
Erik Lium, PhD, Vice President and Executive Director
770 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 659-9680
Fax: (212) 348-4999
The Mt Sinai School of Medicine facilitates the transfer of discovery from the laboratory to the marketplace, linking Mount Sinai innovations with industry.

New York University

Office of Industrial Liaison
Abram Goldfinger, Executive Director
One Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-8178
Fax: 212-263-8189
The Office of Industrial Liaison/Technology Transfer manages all activities relating to the protection and commercial promotion of inventions made at New York University, including its Medical Center and Washington Square campuses.

Rockefeller University

Office of Technology Transfer
Kathleen A. Denis, Ph.D., Associate Vice President
502 Founders Hall
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 138
New York, New York 10065
Phone: 212-327-8266
The Rockefeller University Office of Technology Transfer promotes and supports the research enterprise at the University by creating relationships with the private sector to develop, protect, transfer and commercialize research results for the public benefit.



Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Office of Technology Transfer
Ellen Purpus, PhD, Director
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267-426-7767
Fax: 215-590-5484
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) serves as the liaison between Children’s Hospital’s basic and clinical research and the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Its goal is to facilitate the development of products that advance medicine for the benefit of children and their families.

Drexel University

Office of Technology Commercialization
Robert McGrath, PhD, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director
The Left Bank
3180 Chestnut Street, Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-0303
The Office of Technology Commercialization fulfills many roles at Drexel. First, it manages the intellectual property that is created at the University. Second, it serves as a bridge between Drexel’s faculty, staff and students with the private sector. The staff work with Drexel researchers to identify new technologies that may have commercial potential, works with intellectual property counsel to secure patent or copyright protection and negotiates license agreements with industry, investors and entrepreneurs to bring those technologies to market.

Pennsylvania State University

Office of Technology Management
Ronald J. “Ron” Huss, Associate Vice President
113 Technology Center Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-6277
Fax: 814-865-3591
The Pennsylvania State University Office of Technology Management goal is to commercialize new products and services through the transfer of Penn State technologies to existing and start-up companies.

Temple University

Office of Technology Development and Commercialization
Stephen G. Nappi, Associate Vice Provost
1938 Liacouras Walk, RM 211
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6027
Voice: 215-204-5293
Fax: 215-204-7486
The mission of the Temple University Office of Technology Development and Commercialization is to assist faculty, staff, and students to evaluate, protect, and realize the transfer of commercially viable intellectual property to the marketplace and contribute to knowledge-based economic development of the community and beyond.

University of Pennsylvania

Penn Center for Innovation
John S. Swartley, PhD, Associate Vice Provost, and Executive Director
3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-9591
PCI is Penn’s dedicated gateway for industrial partnerships, providing facilitated access to Penn technologies, ideas and expertise available for R&D collaborations or business development purposes. PCI acts as a “one stop shop” for industrial partners, providing access to the services and resources needed to engage in sponsored research, collaborations, technology licenses, new venture creation, and other types of partnerships with Penn.

The Wistar Institute

Office of Business Development
Christopher Harold Croft, Licensing Assistant
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The mission of the Office of Business Development is to manage the intellectual property assets of Wistar and to promote the commercialization of inventions discovered at Wistar for society’s use and benefit while generating income to support further research and education at Wistar.

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